FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: All about Acidic Skin

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Today's FMF is from Ana and she asks:

Hi Martha,
How do you know if your skin is acidic?

Hi Ana!

First, we have to know that our skin has a natural acid mantle; it's what protects our skin from bacterial growth and mixed together with water, you have your skin pH. A healthy pH is between 4-6; anything below is too acidic and anything above is too alkaline.

You might have a balanced skin pH, but here are things that may cause it to become too acidic:

1. Harsh cleansers, exfoliants, and peels
2. Diet

How do you know if your skin is acidic?

1. Makeup turns a shade darker
2. Skin feels drier than usual
3. Skin is red, irritated, and flaking


1. For skin care, if skin is compromised and you think you are too acidic, stick with hydrating skin care until your skin reverts to its normal pH. Steer clear of harsh cleansers and exfoliants and limit use to once or twice a week.
2. For makeup, makeup tends to darken on acidic skin so go a shade lighter.
3. Change your diet. Load up on vegetables because it is rich in water, minimize fried food that induce gastric juices, and drink your recommended water intake (7-8 glasses a day)

That's all and have a good day, guys!

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16 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Acidic ako now, bglaan din dahil sa bglaang diet ko, but i do exercises and tlgang more on water and fruits na lang tlga panlaban ko sa gnyan. Salamat madam sa tips!

  2. Ganun pla yun, very helpful nito Ms.Martha! Thank you! :)

  3. Now I know. :) Thank God that my skin is not acidic. Thank you for this useful information Ms. Martha.

  4. Love this post! I myself is also acidic kaya hirap ako lagi sa foundation. Thanks for the tips Ms.M.

  5. My skin is currently acting up. Foundation does oxidize and my skin feels drier than usual. Probably because my diet has changed over the summer. :( Thanks for this, Ms. Martha!

  6. I was wondering how can I someone tell if her skin is acidic. Good thing you shared in how to know if ones skin is acidic, though I'm not acidic (I think) this really helps. Thanks Ms. M!

  7. This is very helpful mrs. M! Acidic din po ako. Super nahihirapan ako maghanap ng tamang shade for my skin lalo na pagdating sa bb creams & foundations :( thank you so much sa tips! πŸ‘

  8. Very nice topic and very informative. I think i need to eat more vegetables and drink more water. Thanks ate martha, the best ka talaga. 😊

  9. Parang hindi yata acidic ang skin ko. Oily or combination lang. Pero sau ko talaga nalaman yung baout sa acidic skin MS. Martha thanks sa info.

  10. This post is helpful! One more thing toner helps balance our skin's pH after cleansing.

  11. Well my skin is in between normal and sensitive. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Thanks for sharing your tips. It will be great help! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  12. Ms martha, I have a question. Remember the time na you made a review for maybelline liquid foundation? Diba kapag nagtayagal nagiging one shade darker sya?.. as of now yung kasi gamit ko. It doesnt mean na acidic ako kasi diba ganun talaga product na maybelline o should I try to use another product to make sure?


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